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Taking the girl out of the country… Taking the girl out of the country…

You can take the girl out of the country, but not the country out of the girl. Former Silver Fern captain Julie Seymour was raised on Ashgrove St, in Rangiora. Sitting down to a cup of tea on a promising Canterbury spring morning, Seymour is reflective and philosophical about her 16-year national netball career, which earned her a Member of the New Zealand Order Of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday honours in 2003. This workaholic mid-courter played ...
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Council Submits $10m Water Infrastructure List for Govt. Approval Council Submits $10m Water Infrastructure List for Govt. Approval

Waimakariri District Council this week finalised a $10m+ list of projects which will see residents benefit from upgraded Three Waters infrastructure.     The funding is part of a stimulus package made available to the Council in return for signing up to the first stage of the Government’s Three Waters (drinking water, wastewater and storm water) Reform programme. See more about the water reforms below. This funding will allow a number of projects which were planned for future years ...
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Premier Champions Premier Champions

After an unbeaten season, the North Canterbury Premier women’s basketball team are champions. They defeated Halswell in the final 87-47. The North Canterbury team were dominant from start to finish, leading by 12 at the end of the first quarter, doubling their lead by halftime, to 50-24, and increasing the momentum in the third quarter. They could be forgiven for a quiet fourth quarter by their standards, as they controlled the period and celebrated ...
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Battle to the end Battle to the end

The Rangiora division one men’s team went down 1-4 to a determined Marist side, at Marist Park in the weekend. Despite a few chances, they were unable to break the Marist defence more than once but battled to the end. The side can be reasonably happy with making the top five and certainly the competitive games each can only help their future progress. The Rangiora division one women’s team had better luck when they turned ...
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Ohoka One lead Ohoka One lead

Ohoka One have taken a four-point lead in the North Canterbury Netball Premier competition after their win over Central One in the weekend 48-40. Rangiora High School Senior A had a strong win over Ohoka Two 50-20, and Kaiapoi won the battle of the middle of the table over Amberley 51-44. Points: Ohoka One 12, Central 8, RHS SnrA 8, Kaiapoi 5, Amberley 4, Ohoka Two 0. In the Senior A grade Kaiapoi High School now ...

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